Winter is cold. With that breaking news, my work here is done.
We’ve settled into the time of year where most riders hang up their helmet & bag and grab ski gear. That’s understandable, yes, but not necessary if you still have a hankering to ride.
Cyclocross races, Fatbikes, night rides with lights and friends, and plain ol riding your bike in the snow. The fun continues in winter time, and snow provides a new spin on the character of your old trail. So keep the bike gear in your line of sight for the season.
Late year activities are usually fairly slow in the trail building world, and this year is holding pretty consistent in that regard. There are a few things to highlight however, as planning continues during winter meetings.
In the Grand Valley, a final push was made by the BLM, COPMOBA, and motorized users to get the tread finalized on a new trail in the Bookcliffs above the North Fruita Desert area. This trail is not yet formally complete, and will need a bit more work in the Spring when things thaw out, but it’s a nice new addition in the region of the Edge Loop trail. The working name is Sarlacc, which has met with some blank looks, but we’ll see what ultimately ends up in print. It offers some good climbing, depending on the direction ridden, and great views to the South off of the main ridgeline area of the [more...]